We have been busy making some delicious shortbread and chocolate biscuits which went down an absolute treat, they are so moorish and perfect with a cuppa tea. We was going to make plain biscuits but as we're both complete chocoholic wedecided to melt milk and white chocolate and dip them in creating the biscuit of all biscuits!
They are very simple to bake and do not require any fancy fluffy ingredients or too much time which make them perfect for a quick sweet treat or a lovely gift.
200g unsalted butter
100g caster sugar
300g plain flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Milk and white chocolate (optional)
1. Pre heat the oven to 160 degrees and line a tray with baking parchment. Mix the butter and sugar together either with your hands or a hand mixer until pale and smooth. Add the vanilla extract and sieve in the flour mixing well until all the ingredients have combined. Try not to over work the flour otherwise you'll lose crumbliness to your biscuits ( and everyone loves a crumbley biscuit).
2. Divide your mixture up into four pieces and gently roll each piece out roughly a centimetre thick and then use a biscuit cutter to cut the shapes out. Once you have cut all the shapes out leave in the fridge for roughly 10 minutes then before baking sprinkle some granulated sugar over each biccy. Bake for roughly 15-20 mins or until lightly golden. Leave aside to completely cool once baked.
3. Whilst the biscuits are coolig melt some chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water, leave the chocolate aside to cool before dunking your biscuits in. Once dunked place them in the fridge to set the chocolate then drizzle over the other chocolate to create a pattern, or just eat ;).
There you have it, we said they would be quick and east to make. You could place them in a lovely box as a gift, serve then for lunch or afternoon tea or just hide them in your cupboard so know one can pinch them. I suppose you could always share them but they are so god damn tasty you will defiantly be hiding them from everyone, that's what we did anyway :).
Hope you give this recipe a go and find them as tasty as we do! Defiantly the best shortbread biccy around so try it out and let us know what you think.
Happy baking :))
Megan and Jade x x